Laundry Load

When we first heard about Ecoegg’s all-natural, long-lasting laundry detergent alternative and dryer eggs, they sounded almost too good to be true. When you do the wash, you don’t need to use pods or liquid detergent. Toss Ecoegg’s washer egg in with your load and the pellets inside do the cleaning and stain fighting. Ceramic pellets weaken the bonds between dirt and fabric, while mineral ones ionize the oxygen in the water, lifting grime without damaging fibers. Each laundry egg comes with enough refillable pellets for 720 washes. Whether it’s just you or you’re washing for the whole family, one egg could last for up to three years. Ecoegg makes hypoallergenic dryer eggs, too. They’re dermatologically tested for sensitive skin. Fragrance sticks infuse your clothes with a fresh scent and the nodules on the egg’s surface soften fabric and reduce drying time by almost a third. Enjoy a more wallet- and environment-friendly way of doing your laundry.

Ecoegg

Laundry Detergent and Dryer Eggs

Laundry Load

When we first heard about Ecoegg’s all-natural, long-lasting laundry detergent alternative and dryer eggs, they sounded almost too good to be true. When you do the wash, you don’t need to use pods or liquid detergent. Toss Ecoegg’s washer egg in with your load and the pellets inside do the cleaning and stain fighting. Ceramic pellets weaken the bonds between dirt and fabric, while mineral ones ionize the oxygen in the water, lifting grime without damaging fibers. Each laundry egg comes with enough refillable pellets for 720 washes. Whether it’s just you or you’re washing for the whole family, one egg could last for up to three years. Ecoegg makes hypoallergenic dryer eggs, too. They’re dermatologically tested for sensitive skin. Fragrance sticks infuse your clothes with a fresh scent and the nodules on the egg’s surface soften fabric and reduce drying time by almost a third. Enjoy a more wallet- and environment-friendly way of doing your laundry.
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Quick Questions

Would using clothing pre-treatment, such as stain remover, affect the Laundry egg?

No, this would not affect the laundry egg. We would suggest using an eco-friendly stain remover and treating clothes as you would do with regular detergents.

How long do they last?

For the Laundry egg, included mineral packets will last approximately 720 washes; which is about three years of washing for the average family (based on 4-5 washes per week). For the Dryer eggs, each sticks lasts for 40 dries, and it comes with 4 sticks (160 loads).

Are refills available?

Yes! Both Laundry egg refills and Dryer egg refills are available.

Learn more about the products

Hypoallergenic Dryer Egg see details Mineral Laundry Egg see details

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Simon
    Simon

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Ecoegg to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Ellen
    Ellen
    9/26/2017 10:28 AM

    What are the pellets made of and are they environmentally friendly when discarded? Does using this for laundry weaken the fabric? Can you explain a bit more about the science? It sounds great, but a big change!

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:07 PM

    @Ellen Hi! Thank you for getting in touch. Our Ecoeggs have two types of pellets (tourmalines and minerals). The tourmalines weaken the adhesive forces between the dirt and fabric and the minerals naturally ionize the oxygen molecules in the water which then penetrate deep into the fabric to lift away dirt and grime. Please note that the fabric itself will not be faded or damaged in anyway. Hope this helps

  • Ray
    Ray
    9/26/2017 10:35 AM

    Can the EcoEgg be used for a Sanitized Wash cycle where water temperatures are at least 165 degrees F?

  • Louise
    Louise
    9/26/2017 11:14 AM

    @Ray I'm just a shopper here, but I just read in the product details that the max temperature is 140 degrees F.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/26/2017 11:44 AM

    Thanks, Louise!

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:12 PM

    @Mike Hi. Louise is absolutely correct. We don't recommend using the Ecoegg in temperatures above 140 Fahrenheit as this will damage the egg case and affect the efficiency of the pellets.

  • Donna
    Donna
    9/26/2017 10:36 AM

    How often do you replace the pellets?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/26/2017 11:41 AM

    Hi Donna, you replace them after about 70 washes. You'll know to replace them when the white pellets reduce to half their original size.

  • Beth
    Beth
    9/26/2017 11:49 AM

    @Mike Confused. Everything else says the pellets are good for about 720 washes. Is it 70, or was that a typo?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/26/2017 11:54 AM

    It is. You get 12 replacement packs with your purchase so the egg itself is good for 720 washes. You just need to replace the pellets during that process.

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:24 PM

    @Donna the best indicator for when you should top up your pellets is when you notice that the white mineral pellets have reduced in size and are near the button. When this happens please add 1x new bag of white mineral pellets into your egg. The dark tourmalines don't needs topping up.

    Topping up is normally needed after approx 72 washes (or 3 months) however as different customers wash at different temperatures that can reduce the mineral pellets faster i.e. higher and longer, we recommend that instead of counting the number of washes, you check if the pellets are small and near the button. Hope this helps you out. Kind regards

  • Diane
    Diane
    9/26/2017 10:47 AM

    Can the Laundry eggs be used in just front loading washers or can they be used in top loading washers too?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 11:49 AM

    @Diane sorry for the delay, I am having a few computer issues! Yes the Laundry Egg can be used in top loaders

  • Nicole
    Nicole
    9/26/2017 11:00 AM

    Are the fragrances for the laundry egg considered safe for sensitive skin? Or should the fragrance free option be the only one used for someone who suffers from skin issues? Same question for the dryer egg. Thank you!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/26/2017 11:42 AM

    Hi Nicole, they are all safe for sensitive skin, but some don't like fragrance,

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 11:52 AM

    Hi Nicole, our fragrance free laundry egg is endorsed by the National Eczema Society and Allergy UK so great for people with sensitive skin

  • Mike
    Mike
    9/26/2017 11:05 AM

    What are the long term effects on the washing machine?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:45 PM

    Hi Mike. As our Ecoeggs contain no harsh chemicals, they will not cause build up like traditional detergents do. You therefore would find that your machine would only need to be detoxed (i.e. cleaned) twice/three times a year using a detox tablet or even one cup of vinegar in the empty drum of the machine on your hottest/longest wash cycle.

  • joann
    joann
    9/26/2017 11:05 AM

    I work out a lot. Does this remove the smells from my clothes too?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/26/2017 11:45 AM

    Hi Joann, they will and the fragrances will help with that, too.

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:42 PM

    Hi Joann, We're also pleased to confirm that the Ecoegg gently cleans clothes and smells using no harsh chemicals. Where clothes need more cleaning e.g. due to perspiration, we recommend using a pre or inwash treatment and then washing the clothes on a higher temperature (not exceeding 140 Fahrenheit) for longer.

  • Louise
    Louise
    9/26/2017 11:16 AM

    Hello Simon,

    I currently use a liquid Eco detergent to collect grey water for my garden. Are the eggs compatible with grey water collection and use?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 11:53 AM

    @Louise yes they are compatible as they use no harsh chemicals.

  • Christina
    Christina
    9/26/2017 11:18 AM

    I add Chlorox into my wash cycle to sanitize and brighten my white towels. Will I still be able to do this?

    Or do the pellets take care of this as well?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:39 PM

    Hi Christina. Whilst it is unlikely that Bleach would have any detrimental effect on our Laundry Egg, as we have never tested it with a Bleach we would be unable to advise on the suitability/compatibility.

    The Laundry Egg was specifically designed to replace harsh chemicals such as bleach in line with our company values of not using harsh chemicals and so this is not something we would test.

  • Jan
    Jan
    9/26/2017 11:22 AM

    Hello, I noticed that there is a fragrance free option for the Laundry Egg. Will there be a fragrance free version for the Dryer Egg as well?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 11:56 AM

    Hi Jan, we do not offer a fragrance free Dryer Egg as such as it comes with fragrance sticks. You insert these manually so if you choose not to use them it would make it fragrance free and still reduce the drying time up to 28%

  • Kelli
    Kelli
    9/26/2017 11:27 AM

    Can these be used in a HE Washer?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:37 PM

    Hi Kelli. You absolutely can. Many of our customers use the Ecoegg with their High Efficiency washing machines with great success. The way the Ecoegg works is the pellets dissolve sufficiently in each wash, to clean your laundry. If there is insufficient water to dissolve the pellets, then it will not work properly.

  • Casey
    Casey
    9/26/2017 11:42 AM

    Would this be suitable for washing cloth diapers? Are they strong enough to cut through the poop?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 11:57 AM

    Hi Casey, yes the laundry egg is strong enough on diapers and has been scientifically proven to work just as well as regular detergents,

  • Susanne
    Susanne
    9/26/2017 12:07 PM

    My new, expensive top loading washer does not rinse as well as I would like. I have heard this from others as well. I use a towel at night on my pillow and the soap residue burns my eyes. Would your product have the same effect leaving soap residue?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:13 PM

    Hi Susanne, as the laundry egg does not contain any soap agents, it leaves almost no residue on your clothes. Therefore, the rinse cycle can be significantly reduced, saving water, time and electricity. Some machines have a 'rinse hold' button, which, when pressed, skips the rinse cycle.

  • Kylee
    Kylee
    9/26/2017 12:13 PM

    We use vinegar in our wash as a fabric softener and disinfectant. Can you use vinegar with the laundry egg or will it degrade the pellets? Thanks!!

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:36 PM

    Hi Kylee. I'm pleased to confirm that you certainly can use vinegar with the Ecoegg and it won't affect it's efficiency.

  • Deeda
    Deeda
    9/26/2017 12:15 PM

    Do they have to recharged in the sun like similar products?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:34 PM

    Hi Deeda, i'm pleased to advise that ours don't need re-charging. Once you've filled them up with the right number of pellets to start with (x3 mineral pellets + x1 tourmaline) you can just place it in your washing machine and start to use it straight away.

  • Karen
    Karen
    9/26/2017 12:20 PM

    Will the egg help with getting the old soap build up out of towels?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:27 PM

    @Karen Our Ecoeggs are brilliant at getting clothes soft so we would definitely encourage you to give our Ecoegg a try on those towels.

  • Nick
    Nick
    9/26/2017 1:11 PM

    @Simon What is "old soap buildup"?

  • MJ
    MJ
    9/26/2017 1:22 PM

    Hi Simon, your product does sound intriguing. Have you tested this in different levels of water 'hardness'? For example, water at my home is relatively soft, whereas at a relative's home, it's pretty hard. Does it make any difference? Thank you!

  • Kim
    Kim
    9/26/2017 3:51 PM

    Hi Simon, we live on a farm and my husbands clothing gets really dirty and very sweaty! Is this something that would work to make the clothes both clean and smell good? Kim

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Ecoegg

Laundry Detergent and Dryer Eggs

Laundry Load

When we first heard about Ecoegg’s all-natural, long-lasting laundry detergent alternative and dryer eggs, they sounded almost too good to be true.

When you do the wash, you don’t need to use pods or liquid detergent. Toss Ecoegg’s washer egg in with your load and the pellets inside do the cleaning and stain fighting. Ceramic
pellets weaken the bonds between dirt and fabric, while mineral ones ionize the oxygen in the water, lifting grime without damaging fibers.

Each laundry egg comes with enough refillable pellets for 720 washes. Whether it’s just you or you’re washing for the whole family, one egg could last for up to three years.

Ecoegg makes hypoallergenic dryer eggs, too. They’re dermatologically tested for sensitive skin. Fragrance sticks infuse your clothes with a fresh scent and the nodules on the egg’s surface soften fabric and reduce drying time by almost a third.

Enjoy a more wallet- and environment-friendly way of doing your laundry.
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Quick Questions

Would using clothing pre-treatment, such as stain remover, affect the Laundry egg?

No, this would not affect the laundry egg. We would suggest using an eco-friendly stain remover and treating clothes as you would do with regular detergents.

How long do they last?

For the Laundry egg, included mineral packets will last approximately 720 washes; which is about three years of washing for the average family (based on 4-5 washes per week). For the Dryer eggs, each sticks lasts for 40 dries, and it comes with 4 sticks (160 loads).

Are refills available?

Yes! Both Laundry egg refills and Dryer egg refills are available.

Learn more about the products

Hypoallergenic Dryer Egg see details Mineral Laundry Egg see details

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Simon
    Simon

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Ecoegg to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Ellen
    Ellen
    9/26/2017 10:28 AM

    What are the pellets made of and are they environmentally friendly when discarded? Does using this for laundry weaken the fabric? Can you explain a bit more about the science? It sounds great, but a big change!

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:07 PM

    @Ellen Hi! Thank you for getting in touch. Our Ecoeggs have two types of pellets (tourmalines and minerals). The tourmalines weaken the adhesive forces between the dirt and fabric and the minerals naturally ionize the oxygen molecules in the water which then penetrate deep into the fabric to lift away dirt and grime. Please note that the fabric itself will not be faded or damaged in anyway. Hope this helps

  • Ray
    Ray
    9/26/2017 10:35 AM

    Can the EcoEgg be used for a Sanitized Wash cycle where water temperatures are at least 165 degrees F?

  • Louise
    Louise
    9/26/2017 11:14 AM

    @Ray I'm just a shopper here, but I just read in the product details that the max temperature is 140 degrees F.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/26/2017 11:44 AM

    Thanks, Louise!

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:12 PM

    @Mike Hi. Louise is absolutely correct. We don't recommend using the Ecoegg in temperatures above 140 Fahrenheit as this will damage the egg case and affect the efficiency of the pellets.

  • Donna
    Donna
    9/26/2017 10:36 AM

    How often do you replace the pellets?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/26/2017 11:41 AM

    Hi Donna, you replace them after about 70 washes. You'll know to replace them when the white pellets reduce to half their original size.

  • Beth
    Beth
    9/26/2017 11:49 AM

    @Mike Confused. Everything else says the pellets are good for about 720 washes. Is it 70, or was that a typo?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/26/2017 11:54 AM

    It is. You get 12 replacement packs with your purchase so the egg itself is good for 720 washes. You just need to replace the pellets during that process.

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:24 PM

    @Donna the best indicator for when you should top up your pellets is when you notice that the white mineral pellets have reduced in size and are near the button. When this happens please add 1x new bag of white mineral pellets into your egg. The dark tourmalines don't needs topping up.

    Topping up is normally needed after approx 72 washes (or 3 months) however as different customers wash at different temperatures that can reduce the mineral pellets faster i.e. higher and longer, we recommend that instead of counting the number of washes, you check if the pellets are small and near the button. Hope this helps you out. Kind regards

  • Diane
    Diane
    9/26/2017 10:47 AM

    Can the Laundry eggs be used in just front loading washers or can they be used in top loading washers too?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 11:49 AM

    @Diane sorry for the delay, I am having a few computer issues! Yes the Laundry Egg can be used in top loaders

  • Nicole
    Nicole
    9/26/2017 11:00 AM

    Are the fragrances for the laundry egg considered safe for sensitive skin? Or should the fragrance free option be the only one used for someone who suffers from skin issues? Same question for the dryer egg. Thank you!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/26/2017 11:42 AM

    Hi Nicole, they are all safe for sensitive skin, but some don't like fragrance,

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 11:52 AM

    Hi Nicole, our fragrance free laundry egg is endorsed by the National Eczema Society and Allergy UK so great for people with sensitive skin

  • Mike
    Mike
    9/26/2017 11:05 AM

    What are the long term effects on the washing machine?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:45 PM

    Hi Mike. As our Ecoeggs contain no harsh chemicals, they will not cause build up like traditional detergents do. You therefore would find that your machine would only need to be detoxed (i.e. cleaned) twice/three times a year using a detox tablet or even one cup of vinegar in the empty drum of the machine on your hottest/longest wash cycle.

  • joann
    joann
    9/26/2017 11:05 AM

    I work out a lot. Does this remove the smells from my clothes too?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/26/2017 11:45 AM

    Hi Joann, they will and the fragrances will help with that, too.

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:42 PM

    Hi Joann, We're also pleased to confirm that the Ecoegg gently cleans clothes and smells using no harsh chemicals. Where clothes need more cleaning e.g. due to perspiration, we recommend using a pre or inwash treatment and then washing the clothes on a higher temperature (not exceeding 140 Fahrenheit) for longer.

  • Louise
    Louise
    9/26/2017 11:16 AM

    Hello Simon,

    I currently use a liquid Eco detergent to collect grey water for my garden. Are the eggs compatible with grey water collection and use?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 11:53 AM

    @Louise yes they are compatible as they use no harsh chemicals.

  • Christina
    Christina
    9/26/2017 11:18 AM

    I add Chlorox into my wash cycle to sanitize and brighten my white towels. Will I still be able to do this?

    Or do the pellets take care of this as well?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:39 PM

    Hi Christina. Whilst it is unlikely that Bleach would have any detrimental effect on our Laundry Egg, as we have never tested it with a Bleach we would be unable to advise on the suitability/compatibility.

    The Laundry Egg was specifically designed to replace harsh chemicals such as bleach in line with our company values of not using harsh chemicals and so this is not something we would test.

  • Jan
    Jan
    9/26/2017 11:22 AM

    Hello, I noticed that there is a fragrance free option for the Laundry Egg. Will there be a fragrance free version for the Dryer Egg as well?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 11:56 AM

    Hi Jan, we do not offer a fragrance free Dryer Egg as such as it comes with fragrance sticks. You insert these manually so if you choose not to use them it would make it fragrance free and still reduce the drying time up to 28%

  • Kelli
    Kelli
    9/26/2017 11:27 AM

    Can these be used in a HE Washer?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:37 PM

    Hi Kelli. You absolutely can. Many of our customers use the Ecoegg with their High Efficiency washing machines with great success. The way the Ecoegg works is the pellets dissolve sufficiently in each wash, to clean your laundry. If there is insufficient water to dissolve the pellets, then it will not work properly.

  • Casey
    Casey
    9/26/2017 11:42 AM

    Would this be suitable for washing cloth diapers? Are they strong enough to cut through the poop?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 11:57 AM

    Hi Casey, yes the laundry egg is strong enough on diapers and has been scientifically proven to work just as well as regular detergents,

  • Susanne
    Susanne
    9/26/2017 12:07 PM

    My new, expensive top loading washer does not rinse as well as I would like. I have heard this from others as well. I use a towel at night on my pillow and the soap residue burns my eyes. Would your product have the same effect leaving soap residue?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:13 PM

    Hi Susanne, as the laundry egg does not contain any soap agents, it leaves almost no residue on your clothes. Therefore, the rinse cycle can be significantly reduced, saving water, time and electricity. Some machines have a 'rinse hold' button, which, when pressed, skips the rinse cycle.

  • Kylee
    Kylee
    9/26/2017 12:13 PM

    We use vinegar in our wash as a fabric softener and disinfectant. Can you use vinegar with the laundry egg or will it degrade the pellets? Thanks!!

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:36 PM

    Hi Kylee. I'm pleased to confirm that you certainly can use vinegar with the Ecoegg and it won't affect it's efficiency.

  • Deeda
    Deeda
    9/26/2017 12:15 PM

    Do they have to recharged in the sun like similar products?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:34 PM

    Hi Deeda, i'm pleased to advise that ours don't need re-charging. Once you've filled them up with the right number of pellets to start with (x3 mineral pellets + x1 tourmaline) you can just place it in your washing machine and start to use it straight away.

  • Karen
    Karen
    9/26/2017 12:20 PM

    Will the egg help with getting the old soap build up out of towels?

  • Simon
    Simon – Special Guest
    9/26/2017 12:27 PM

    @Karen Our Ecoeggs are brilliant at getting clothes soft so we would definitely encourage you to give our Ecoegg a try on those towels.

  • Nick
    Nick
    9/26/2017 1:11 PM

    @Simon What is "old soap buildup"?

  • MJ
    MJ
    9/26/2017 1:22 PM

    Hi Simon, your product does sound intriguing. Have you tested this in different levels of water 'hardness'? For example, water at my home is relatively soft, whereas at a relative's home, it's pretty hard. Does it make any difference? Thank you!

  • Kim
    Kim
    9/26/2017 3:51 PM

    Hi Simon, we live on a farm and my husbands clothing gets really dirty and very sweaty! Is this something that would work to make the clothes both clean and smell good? Kim

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.